D. LaVerne Franklin, 90, formerly of Columbia, died June 7, 2021. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at Memorial Funeral Home, 1217 Business Loop 70 W. Services will follow at the funeral home.

Laura Elizabeth Smith, 43, of Columbia died June 9, 2021. Arrangements are under the care of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory.

  • Molly Hart is an assistant city editor at the Missourian. She has previously reported on state government. She can be reached at mhart@mail.missouri.edu.

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